08 May

AZ Girls’ Pint Out’s 4th Anniversary


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Until Beyoncé comes out with a premium cerveza of her own, we have AZ Girls’ Pint Out getting the word out to the ladies about the finer points of ales, lagers, and porters. The brew crew celebrates four years of gathering gals to quaff craft beer throughout the Valley on Thursday, May 8.

The local chapter of the national Girls’ Pint Out movement isn’t just a matter of “I am woman, beer me now”; past meet-ups have included talking to local brewers about the process behind their complex suds in mugs. For its fourth anniversary, AZGPO returns to the site of its inaugural meeting, SunUp Brewing Company, where acclaimed brewmaster Uwe Boer will have a special limited edition beer concocted just for this occasion.

Admission is $35 and includes two beers, food, and a commemorative pint glass. Check the Facebook event for more details!

Join the Arizona Chapter of Girl’s Pint Out as we celebrate four amazing years with a celebration a special brew at Sun Up Brewing Company.

Tickets are $35 and the money will be collected upon arrival at Sun Up the evening of the event.

DATE: 5/8/2014 (Thu 6:30PM – 8:30PM)

LOCATION: Sun Up Brewing Company
 322 East Camelback Road

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05 May

Support for Joy – GoFundMe

This is a tough story to tell. I first learned Joy had breast cancer back in July of 2011. Muncie Girls’ Pint Out had formed the previous year and despite not having the opportunity to get to any tastings up there, I knew that the group had great activity and that made me happy. About a year later, after a couple emails to all of our chapter founders, Joy emailed me back letting me know she would have to step down as the leader of Muncie GPO. On top of the terrible news of cancer, both of her oncologists highly recommended she avoid beer – all of it. Even the terrible Bud/Coors/Miller swill. So of course, this struck a nerve with me. Now – facing skin cancer, a pretty terrible situation is turning worse.

Please take a moment and read the following. Maybe share it with a friend, donate if you can, or just be thankful for what you’ve got. Be happy, even when things are tough, it’ll make things a tiny bit easier.

This is my friend Joy. She needs our help. If you know Joy, you know why she deserves it. If you don’t, then read on:

When I first met Joy several years ago, I was struck by her one-of-a-kind personality. She’s the most genuine person I’ve ever met. She has an energy and zeal for life that I’ve never encountered in another person. Her willingness to live life in the moment without worrying about what is appropriate or what other people may think of her is truly unique. Spending time with her frequently brings thoughts of “I wish I were more like Joy.” 

A few weeks after I met Joy, I was shocked and sad to learn that she had been fighting breast cancer for quite some time. When she was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread too far to be curable. She’s been fighting her hardest to keep the cancer at bay through surgeries, innovative treatments, and incredibly healthy living. So far, it’s worked. 

As if one cancer weren’t enough, a few weeks ago, Joy learned that she also has skin cancer. It’s not the terrible type but man, isn’t one type of cancer enough? 

The story so far is sad and showcases life’s uncertainties, but it’s not something I’d typically start a campaign about. Joy is a fighter and has handled life’s challenges with remarkable grace, courage, and unflagging optimism. But here’s where the plot twist comes in and my need for justice grows too strong to ignore.

A few days after finding out she had skin cancer (in addition to her stage 4 breast cancer), Joy’s husband of 12 years (the man she had trusted would be by her side through the worst if her health issues took a bad turn) handed her a two-paragraph note one night when she got home from a long day at work (she’s a kickass mental health therapist). The note communicated simply and inelegantly, “I’m leaving you and moving in with my mistress.” Joy was stunned to say the least – she had not seen this coming at all. None of us had. The mistress was someone Joy had considered a friend for several years. Her husband’s actions since that day have been heartless and have left Joy in a difficult financial and emotional position with few good options. 

Joy is now in the process of figuring out her future. Of course she is doing this with the same authenticity, optimism, and zeal for life as always. It is difficult for Joy to pay for her substantial medical expenses. She has to move out of state to be near people who can commit to caring for her through her difficult health issues. Because she’s moving, she can’t take new clients at work and her source of income is dwindling while she needs it most. 

That’s where we come in. I’ve stood by the last few weeks, offering support when I could. I’ve had tearful conversations with family and friends about the cruelty of human beings. I’ve wondered if you can ever truly trust another person. I’ve feared that in the end all you really have is yourself. But that’s not true. I have to believe that no matter what happens, the goodness in people will always find a way. 

This is one way to practice hope and belief in good. My realistic hope is that we can raise enough money to give Joy a safety net until she finds somewhere good to land. I want her to be able to pay her current medical bills, continue receiving her life-saving treatments, and to be able to relocate to a safe place without the added stress of worrying about how to pay for it. 

Joy is a beautiful soul. If you know Joy, you know she deserves your help and you’re probably already getting out your wallet. If you don’t, I hope you’ll consider giving even a small amount – in honor of someone you know who is fighting a hard battle with cancer, in honor of someone who has survived or someone who has not, in honor of the goodness within yourself that wants to show the world that goodness is real and powerful. Please consider passing this on to others who may be interested in helping as well.

*All donations will go directly to Joy in support of her medical treatments and moving costs.* 


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25 Apr

Hops to Hand

Hops to Hand


Join us for a night of delicious, local beer and food!

Hops to Hand is a collaborative effort between Dig IN~A Taste of Indiana, Girls Pint Out, Indianapolis City Market, and Tomlinson Tap Room. Hops to Hand will feature five rockstar City Market chefs that are participating in this year’s DigIN.

Each chef will be paired with and inspired by a style of beer (porter/stout, amber/red ale, pale ale/IPA, & lager/pilsner/kolsch). All beers will be from breweries also participating in DigIN this year. Girls Pint Out will provide education on the beer style and the pairing to all attendees.

For $40 you get five awesome, local food and beer (6 oz. pours) pairings. You can also buy a combo ticket with early admission to DigIN for $90!

Participating Chefs & Establishments include:

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Nitin Nadu – Spice Box

Fermenti Artisan

Mark Cox & Josh Henson – FERMENTI ARTISAN


 Roger Hawkins – Circle City Soups

Brad Gates

Brad Gates –  Brad Gates Catering & Events


Cindy Hawkins – Circle City Sweets

The details: 

Where: Tomlinson Tap Room
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-2337
When: June 21, 2014 6pm
Who: This event is open to the public but seating will be limited
Tickets: ORDER HERE!
This event is 21+.
Hops to Hand General Admission: $40
Hops to Hand + Dig IN Combo: $90

[Combo ticket includes Hops to Hand ticket + Discounted Early Admission to Dig IN on August 17th ONLY available through this offer! At no other time will Early Entry to Dig IN be discounted!

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15 Apr

Brews & Boutiques

Nashville GPO

Brews and BoutiquesWe’re so excited for this event! Bier Brewery hosted our event last year where guests were able to shop, drink and shop some more(really ladies, what’s better than that?!) and we’re happy to head back again this spring for an even bigger Brews & Boutiques!

Join us for a pint Thursday, April 24th from 6-9 (holding out for some great weather!)  and shop at some of our favorite local trucks and boutiques – follow the links for each vendor to check out some of the products they will have and make sure to click the image above and let us know you’ll be joining us!

Genie’s Closet
Bizzy’s Mobile Boutique
Boho Pretty
Ellen & Elvin
Girl in Four Inch Heelz
BrickShirt House
Growler Girls
The Beauty Lounge
Bark Truck

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20 Mar

Puerto Rico: Craft Beer and Yoga


Who said yoga and beer do not mix? The Girl’s Pint Out group will be celebrating a very special event next Saturday, April 12th where attendees can take a yoga class facilities in Old Harbor Brewery in Carolina.

The event consists of a yoga class one hour per Juliette Rojas starting at 10:30 am, a “tour” through the facilities of the brewery and a tasting of various beers from Old Harbor, where water, fruits and “is included wraps “turkey.

Interested can register through PayPal with thecraftbeergal@yahoo.com .The cost is $ 20 if made ​​before April 2, then is $ 25. Space is limited to 20 people and they should bring their own “mat”.

For more information visit the official Facebook event link .

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26 Feb

4 Years and a few Beers

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4 short years ago, a group of girls got together at Upland’s Tasting Room in South Broad Ripple for a fun tasting. Who knew it’d grow into a pretty great network of ladies and people who support what we love; craft beer.

We thought it would be fun to outline some of our adventures over the last 4 years. Of course, as soon as we began doing that, we realized there was so much to cover it would take forever, so here are a few photos from our adventures over the last 4 years! Regardless, we definitely couldn’t have made this possible without the countless supporters who have stuck by us and encouraged us to have a pint. This one is for you. Cheers!

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05 Feb

Ladies Who Love Beer in What’s (Traditionally) a Man’s Man’s Man’s World



As a woman in the world of craft beer, I enjoy the occasional perk of the ladies room line being much, much shorter than the men’s room line for a change, but also wonder how to bring about gender parity in this subculture long dominated by white dudes.

In 2008, Ginger Johnson founded Women Enjoying Beer to explore the question, “Why don’t more women enjoy beer?” Is it a question of educating more women on the wonders of craft beer? Organizations like Girls Pint Out and Barley’s Angels are working to create social clubs for women to enjoy drinking and talking about craft beer without anyone assuming anything about their tastes based on their gender.

The Pink Boots Society, which is a professional organization for women in any beer related profession, aims to provide support to their members to advance their beer careers. They also focus specifically on education to create more women who are Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) accredited, so that women’s palates are represented and respected at the highest level.

However, although the craft beer world is filled with more and more women every year, I hear the phrase by professional brewers, distributors, and servers, “That’s a girl beer” STILL, all the time. Folks write about how beer drinking isn’t lady-like. I personally have been sexually harassed at a local beer event. Overuse of alcohol in a predominantly male environment can lead to some really uncomfortable conversations. REALLY uncomfortable.

I created a chapter of Girls Pint Out here in New Orleans so that I could have the opportunity to meet other women who love beer, and so they would have the opportunity to meet each other. One of the first questions on the Facebook page was “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MENS?” Dudes, no offense, but it is seriously so not about you. Although I know the reverse sexism charge is lurking right around here somewhere in the comments, the fact of the matter is, women have fewer opportunities to go and enjoy a pint by themselves (or with a couple of other women) without unwanted attention and general harassment. From dudes.

And then, there is the completely ridiculous report that the people who own the Oak Wine Bar are looking to expand into the next building to create a beer bar. Not because craft beer is growing exponentially, or that the owners enjoy it and appreciate its diversity and wish to share that with the community, but because the wine bar is too girly and we need to get some mens up in here. See? The ladies drink their wine, probably surrounded by like kittens and, um, Twilight books, and the dudes drink their beer next door while playing poker and killing bears, and the best part is that they can come together and meet in the courtyard without letting them in their sacred temples of gendered bullshit.

It just makes me so tired.

I think there are two things we can all do to make beer drinking a lot more fun and easy for everyone:

1) Never make any assumption of what beer a woman drinks or what beer a man drinks. The kind of beer (style, size, ingredients, etc.) someone drinks has absolutely no correlation to their gender. While we’re at it, just stop saying the phrase “girl beer” altogether.

2) Don’t perpetuate the caveman-esque women-as-beer-holding-sex-objects thing. From busty German chicks in lederhosen with a stein right in the cleavage to the mainstream Bud/Miller/Coors ads with women in bikinis (or shaking their heads about how manly their beer drinking men are, or screaming over a shoe closet or tiny dog), it alienates women from feeling like, you know, actual people. People who like beer. People who don’t have to explain why they like beer or have strangers come up to tell them how sexy it is that they like beer.

While I obviously have my irritations with sexist shenanigans, I will say that for the most part, in craft beer bars with the local folks, this is really not a problem. I feel respected as a beer drinker and writer. Both men and women are, 9 times out of 10, friendly, respectful, and open minded. But I do sometimes feel like I need to work twice as hard as some of my male peers to convince editors, publishers and potential clients that I actually do know my stuff.

But I love beer, and I’ll push on through and keep bringing awareness of it here and everywhere for as long as I can…to anyone who will listen.

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Source; Nora McGunnigle

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13 Dec

The Girls’ Pint Out Holiday Gift Guide

You only have only a couple more weeks to shop for Christmas gifts, and lets face it; there is absolutely nothing less appealing than finding yourself in the middle of the mall with holiday shoppers. Why not stop by your local brewery, etsy shop or one of these local small businesses to snag a few great gifts for the people you care about? We’ll feature gifts from across the country that you can find at some of our favorite spots for the rest of this week. That will still give you a little time to enjoy some craft beer while you’re wrapping gifts!



Screenshot 2013-12-11 at 10.15.52 AMLaughing Dog Brewing Ladies T-Shirt
We love the cut of this shirt, it fits perfectly and washes pretty well. You can never have too many t-shirts, admit it.


Laughing Dog Stainless Steel Growler 
Look at it. It’s cute, but still masculine. There is a puppy on this growler. Add your favorite brew into the growler and you’re on the right track for a Happy Holiday.


wood-boxesEnoteca Craft Beer Club 
$20 – $35
Know a craft beer lover? Grab a Fine Beer Club or Rare Beer Club membership, where you’ll receive a great package of beer that has low availability. Wine club memberships are also available!




Inland Northwest Ale Trail 

The map leads you to great breweries all over the Inland Northwest and you get a mini-growler when you complete the trail. Not to mention, it’s pretty fun to look at.


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Total Wine and More Gift Certificates
$25 – $100
The store in the Spokane Valley has a huge selection of craft/micro brews and a gift certificate allows them to choose what they want.




cheersToBlueSky99 Bottles Beer Club
Prices and Benefits for Drinking Beer and who wouldn’t want to be able to say “I drank 99 Bottles of beer that were on the wall”?!

Budge Brothers Support Campaign
$10 – $50
Give the gift of giving and help out a local brewery to be able to produce more beer – we all win in this situation!

Hopped Up Brewing Merchandise
This is a great gift for that man in your life. A T-shirt is the least you can do since you leave him at home sometimes when going out with the girls, right? Maybe not, but we can at least say ‘thanks’ for supporting GPO!



beerme_t-shirt_womens_triblend_orchidBeerME T from LiveME 
A beer T in a ladies cut is hard to find, this T comes in three colors and it might be the softest T you’ll ever own. It’s the perfect combination of two awesome things! Beer, and Maine. Women’s fits run slim, if in doubt refer to size chart or order a size up). 



Sadie’s the Lady Hops Soapil_570xN.535352970_b8k2
A soap made with natural ingredients AND hops, this soap leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. And it’s handmade! That’s love.

Beer Kit from Central Street Farmhouse
$49 – $62.00
Brew your own batch of beer; pick from the wall of kits or create your own. Choose from tons of styles as well as cider, mead or wine!


Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland
$9.98 – $14.98 (kindle vs paperback)
This is a fantastic book about beer in Maine; the history of beer in Maine, current breweries and long forgotten breweries.


Rhode Island

IMG_5558Beer Cozy or Chug-a-Lug from The Makers Mill
A stylish way to hold your tall boys or carry your mason jars; handcrafted in RI. Make sure you check out the rest of the items on the site, there are quite a few great gift ideas! 


Tickets to the Rhode Island Winter Brew Fest
This is a great way to experience and support the local beer scene. Some non-New England breweries will be there, too!


A set of Spiegelau IPA glasses and a bottle of Foolproof King of the Yahd IPA
For the hop-lovers…these glasses actually do enhance hop aroma (we tested it, really!). These would be great gifted together with a Foolproof Brewing King of the Yahd IPA

Soap made from Foolproof Brewing Company beer

Because, well, who wouldn’t want to bathe in beer?

New Jersey

Membership card to New Jersey Craft Beer
You save money while drinking beer at some of your favorite places all over New Jersey (339+ places!), what’s better than that?

A Craftgeer snifter or t-shirt
$16.00- $25.00 *The great guys at Craftgeer have given us a special discount code to use for 15% off!  GPOUT15
A NJ based business that has a unique spin on craft beer tshirts, glasses, hats and more. They even have a women’s craft beer line!

downloadAmerican Craft Beer Cookbook by John Holl
NJ based author and beer judge put together the most detailed and delicious books on food pairing with craft beer, cooking with craft beer, and some recipes from brew pubs around the US.

A visit to Kane Brewing in Ocean, NJ
Kane Brewing has only been around for a little over 2 years but it’s quickly becoming one of NJ’s favorite breweries! They do some really different beers and their750ML line-up is awesome and unique!

South Carolina

Tickets to the World Beer Festival in Columbia Jan 18th 2014
$40.00 – $85.00
The festival is a great way to explore all the craft beer available in Columbia. IN addition our friend Matt Rodgers from Old Mill Brewpub will be there pouring his beer commercially for the first time!

Gift Certificate to Vino Garage in Columbia
$25 – $100
Vino Garage is a great place to pick up your next growler fill, a mixed 6pk, or a bomber of a new beer. Doug is informative and helpful and has a great in town selection of craft beer.

Conquest Box Label Black With GlowConquest brewery T-shirt and glass
Conquest is Columbia’s first and currently only production brewery. Matthew and Joseph do an excellent job brewing quality craft beer.

Washington DC

Port City T-Shirt
Port City is the most popular brewhouse in VA. They currently only offer ladies tees online, go us!

flying dogFlying Dog MD Pride Shirt
What’s better than showing your state pride AND advertising your fave MD brewery?

Rodmans Beer Club Membership

12pk shipped to your doorstep, Beer Advocate subscription, MidAtlantic brew subscription, insider info about Rodmans taps



Ticket to one of Meridian Pints “Old and Sour” Tastings/ New Years Celebration
Aside from the amazing beer and food(seriously, check out the lineup), you’ll be drinking great beer surrounded by wonderful people to ring in the new year.

Holiday Seasonal Kit from Brewers best
Price Varies
To be a home brewer not only means being passionate about beer, it also involves a genuine care for the ingredients that make up your homespun libation. These guys  are dedicated to providing the greater Washington DC area with accessible quality products that fit our customer’s brewing needs. 

Baying Hound shirt/magnet/ happy hour clock
Support your local independent nanobrewery! These great fits and cool designs would be a great gift for your favorite beer lover.

Beltway Brewery Pint Glass Set
The mission of Beltway Brewing Company is to professionally produce high quality craft beer for those who cannot build or expand their own breweries.



photo-143The Best Chocolate in Town’s Sun King Wee Mac Truffle 
Chocolate and beer. What’s not to love? Seriously, anytime we get a chance to combine beer and chocolate, it’s a win. 

Growler Girls Growler Bags 


Because it is important to look stylish when picking up a growler of your favorite beer. These are the perfect accessory!





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Price Varies
These designs are clever and they wash well! T-shirts as well as hoodies available.




Get Flasky Custom Flasks
Maybe you can’t drink beer out of them, but these snazzy little things are perfect for anyone. We love these!


The Caged Yarn Beer Sox
Hand knotted coozies in a variety of colors and “BeerSox for Stemware” for snifters & tulips.  They work on bottles, cans, pint glasses. We love them!

Saint Arnold Ceramic Tap Handle thumbnail_tap_handle $30
White ceramic Saint Arnold tap handle. Measures just over 10 inches tall. If you’d like to request a specific beer, please make a note when checking out (at the payment info step), and you can add that sticker to your tap handle.
Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug Tee
Ugly Pug logo black Hanes Nano tee. 100% cotton with front and back full color screen printed graphics. Wear one and be cool!
The Kebo
A one-handed bottle opener. Because we’re pretty busy people, and this little guy is pretty cute. And because we love you guys so much, we’re going to give away THREE lightweight pink Kebo’s just in time for Christmas! Comment below and tell us what your favorite craft bottle is and we’ll pick three winners at random. We promise to get these to you by Christmas! We’ll contact you for shipping information.

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14 Nov

A Night in Speedway with Flat 12 and Sarah Fisher

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Our girls from Indiana Girls’ Pint Out will join Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Flat12 Bierwerks next week at the Dallara IndyCar Factory for a special event with Lino’s Coffee!

We’ll start our engines at 5 pm with a special beer tapping from our friends at Flat12 Bierwerks.

At 5:30, we’ll kick things into high gear as Sarah Fisher joins us! Sarah is the youngest woman to qualify for the Indy 500. After compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history, in 2008, Sarah became a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Her team scored its first victory in October 2011 with driver Ed Carpenter, and Sarah became the first female team owner to win a race in the IZOD IndyCar Series. In 2012 Fisher’s race team, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, is competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series with rookie driver Josef Newgarden.

A special beer tapping PLUS a spectacular local Indy lady? This night is sure to be a win. RSVP here and let us know you’re joining us! Read More

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22 Oct

Sin & Tonic: A Collaboration with New Belgium

132362 Girls Pint Out-Mass Ave Pub

You know who’s awesome? The folks over at New Belgium Brewing who let one of our Co-Founders, Jenn Litz come in an brew a beer with them. It’s called Sin & Tonic and as you guessed, it’s a spin on Gin & Tonic. So, pretty cool, right? What’s better is that the guys at NBB agreed to let us simultaneously tap S&T in 8 different states. This is happening tomorrow! Find it in your area and have a pint with us. If you’re not able to make it, you can join in with us through our Google+ Hangout. New Belgium’s Co-Founder Kim Jordan will join us for a Q&A Segment and Jenn and I will be chatting with other chapters about the brew and GPO. We’ll be using the hashtag #SINwithGPO on Facebook and Twitter so you’re able to find us online.
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Denver, Colorado - 6:00 p.m. at Local 46 – 4586 Tennyson St. For further information please contact co@girlspintout.com

Grand Rapids, Michigan - 8:00 p.m. at HopCat – 25 Ionia Avenue SW #100. For further information please contact mi@girlspintout.com

Houston, Texas - 7:00 p.m. at The Flying Saucer – 705 Main St. For further information please contact tx@girlspintout.com

Indianapolis, Indiana - 8:00 p.m. at Mass Avenue Pub – 745 Massachusetts Ave. For further information please contact in@girlspintout.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota - 7:00 p.m. at Muddy Waters – 2933 Lyndale Ave South. For further info please contact mn@girlspintout.com

Raleigh, North Carolina - 7:00 p.m. at Tasty Beverage – 327 W. Davie Street. For further information please contact nc@girlspintout.com Tucson, Arizona - 5:00 p.m. at Tap & Bottle – 403 N 6th Ave. For further information please contact az@girlspintout.com

New York City, New York -6:30 p.m. at Alewife – 5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City. For info, please contact ny@girlspintout.com


A casual conversation between New Belgium Brewing and beer industry writer Jennifer Litz of Craft Business Daily has resulted in a rare, one-off beer based on the flavor profile of a classic gin & tonic cocktail. Made with quinine and lime, Litz and New Belgium’s collaborative “Sin & Tonic” will be simultaneously tapped at eight bars across the country on Wednesday, October 23, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. Girls’ Pint Out, a group dedicated to fostering women’s appreciation of craft beer, will host the events and New Belgium CEO and co-founder Kim Jordan will join via live streaming video.

Jennifer Litz, who traveled to New Belgium to brew Sin & Tonic on the brewery’s 10-barrel pilot system, will also join the event online.

“New Belgium was one of the first craft breweries that blew my socks off with seriously quirky and innovative brews,” said Litz. “So when we started chatting about a collaboration beer, I knew they’d be up for something completely different – like a craft take on a gin & tonic. I think the end result really tastes a little like a gin & tonic and a lot like beer. It’s definitely different. And I hope it glows in the dark.”

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